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  • Endorsement: Moylan over Sweeney for House 55th District Oct 11, 2012 5:47 PM
    Experience counts. And while neither Martin Moylan or Susan Sweeney has ever been elected to the Illinois Legislature, the Daily Herald endorses Moylan as being best prepared to serve the 55th House District.

  • Candidates debate education funding at Schaumburg forum Oct 11, 2012 12:19 AM
    In a candidates’ forum sponsored by the Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs Wednesday night, it’s perhaps only to be expected that the issue of Illinois’ establishing a reliable funding stream for education should get the biggest spotlight. Different approaches to reaching this goal were shared by the Democratic incumbents and Republican challengers in the 44th and 56th District state House races and the 22nd and 28th District state Senate races at Addams Junior High School in Schaumburg.

  • Oberweis, Pierog say they won’t extend income tax increase Oct 10, 2012 4:24 PM
    Letting a temporary state income tax increase expire when it is supposed to is something both Jim Oberweis and Corinne Pierog, opponents in the 25th District state senate race, can get behind.

  • Schaumburg Township PTAs host candidate forum Oct 9, 2012 6:40 PM
    The Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs will host a candidate forum Oct. 10 at Addams Junior High School, 700 S. Springinsguth Road in Schaumburg. Candidates from the 44th and 56th District state House races and the 22nd and 28th District state Senate races are invited.

  • 55th House hopefuls split on gun control debate Oct 5, 2012 5:14 AM
    The issue of gun control and gun safety clearly sets apart Democratic Des Plaines Mayor Marty Moylan and Republican Susan Sweeney, who are vying for the state legislature's 55th District House seat on Nov. 6.

  • 28th Senate hopefuls talk pension reform Oct 3, 2012 3:32 PM
    Democratic state Sen. Dan Kotowski says he will stop pension abuse by preventing politicians from double-dipping, while his challenger in the 28th Senate District race, Republican Jim O'Donnell, supports creating a hybrid pension plan for state employees blending defined benefits and contributions. Kotowski faces O'Donnell in the newly drawn 28th Senate District on Nov. 6.

  • Gambling expansion divides 55th House hopefuls Oct 2, 2012 6:00 PM
    Candidates vying for the 55th House District seat on Nov. 6 are divided on gambling expansion. Newcomer Republican candidate Susan Sweeney says she would support slot machines at Illinois horse racing tracks while Democratic Des Plaines Mayor Marty Moylan is against it. Neither candidate backs legislation calling for additional casinos.

  • Republicans lead cash totals in state Senate 25, House 50 Oct 2, 2012 5:30 AM
    Heading into the final month of the campaign, Republican Jim Oberweis leads Democrat Corinne Pierog in the 25th District State Senate money race, according to state election board records.

  • Key statehouse battles take shape in suburbs Oct 2, 2012 6:59 AM
    With a lot at stake in the upcoming election, several key suburban legislative races are receiving extra attention from Republican and Democratic leaders. If issues including cutting teachers retirements and gambling expansion aren’t settled this fall, they’ll land in the laps of lawmakers elected in November.

  • Schaumburg PTAs host state candidates’ forum Sep 28, 2012 5:13 PM
    The Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs will host a candidates’ forum at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Addams Junior High School, 700 S. Springinsguth Road in Schaumburg. Both the Democratic and Republican contenders in the 44th and 56th state House races and the 22nd and 28th state Senate races have been invited.

  • Senate 28 hopefuls talk jobs, income tax Sep 27, 2012 5:30 AM
    The two hopefuls vying for the 28th Senate District seat in November agree creating jobs will require reforming the way Illinois does business, but they differ on just how that can be accomplished. Republican political newcomer Jim O'Donnell and state Sen. Dan Kotowski, a Democrat representing the 33rd Senate District, go head-to-head on Nov. 6.

  • Redrawn Senate 28 district may pose challenge for candidates Sep 19, 2012 3:57 PM
    Republican political newcomer Jim O'Donnell says independent voters may turn the tide in his favor in a Democrat-leaning 28th Senate District, while Democratic state Sen. Dan Kotowski is relying on his record representing the 33rd Senate District to win Nov. 6.

  • Ride the rails on the Nebraska Zephyr Sept. 22-23 Sep 14, 2012 6:12 PM
    The Illinois Railway Museum, in cooperation with Amtrak and the BNSF Railway, will operate the Nebraska Zephyr, built in 1936 and powered by the 1940 vintage Burlington Route locomotive “Silver Pilot” on an all-day excursion between Chicago and Quincy, Ill., on Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sunday, Sept. 23. This will be the first time the Nebraska Zephyr has operated carrying passengers from Chicago Union Station to Galesburg, Ill., since it was retired in 1968 and the first time it has ever operated carrying passengers to Quincy, Ill.

  • Candidates in four state races square off Sep 13, 2012 11:57 PM
    From throwing out all incumbents to stronger commitment to bipartisan cooperation, a variety of approaches was suggested to improving the state of the state at a candidates forum hosted by the Schaumburg Business Association Thursday night. The event at Schaumburg's Prairie Center for the Arts featured the Republican and Democratic candidates in the 44th and 56th District state House and 22nd and 28th District state Senate races.

  • Sweeney’s growing war chest indicates GOP’s priority in 55th Sep 11, 2012 6:10 PM
    Republican leaders are heavily investing in the 55th House District race, where GOP primary write-in candidate faces Des Plaines Mayor Marty Moylan in the Nov. 6 general election. Along with sizable donations from House Republicans, Sweeney has also been promised $100,000 in support from the Young Guns PAC, a program started by Congressmen Aaron Schock and John Shimkus to retain and gain GOP seats at the state level.

  • Moylan needed to step aside at game Sep 10, 2012 10:07 AM
    Letter to the editor: William McNutt of Des Plaines was among the veterans who were honored Aug. 24 at the Maine West football game. The event was lovely, he said, but for Mayor Marty Moylan stepping in. "There should be a moral limit on political campaigning," he writes. "Moylan was never a veteran and should be able to step aside on some of his picture-taking events."

  • Schaumburg business group to host state candidates forum Sep 7, 2012 4:03 PM
    The Schaumburg Business Association will present a state representative and state senator candidates forum from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 at the Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Court in Schaumburg. All candidates in the 44th and 56th District state House races and the 22nd and 28th District state Senate races are confirmed.

  • Legisalative candidates to speak in Wheeling Twp. Sep 6, 2012 4:13 PM
    Incumbent GOP state legislators will talk about taxes, pensions and jobs at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at the regular meeting of Republicans of Wheeling Township at the party headquarters at 909 E. Rand Road, Arlington Heights.

  • Democratic candidates forum in Schaumburg Aug. 6 Jul 25, 2012 5:52 PM
    The Schaumburg Area Democrats will host a Democratic Candidates Forum at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6 at Chandler's Chop House at the Schaumburg Golf Club, 401 N. Roselle Road in Schaumburg. Scheduled to attend are 8th Congressional District candidate Tammy Duckworth, 56th District state Rep. Michelle Mussman, 22nd District state Sen. Mike Noland, 28th District state Sen. Dan Kotowski, and possibly more.

  • Learn A-Zs in recycling with county’s green guide Jun 11, 2012 11:37 AM
    The 2012-2013 Kane County Recycles Green Guide is now available from the Kane County Division of Environmental Resources. New features in the guide include an A-Z list of recycling and reuse opportunities, as well as information on latex paint recycling, backyard composting, stopping junk-mail and plastic bag recycling.

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